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Advanced Pharmacist - Critical Care

Band 8a

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-BUR-0326-A
Site
Queen's Hospital Burton
Town
Burton on Trent
Salary
£47,126 - £53,219 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to join the pharmacy team at our Queen's Hospital Burton site providing high quality pharmaceutical care to patients in our adult critical care unit.

The Trust provides care to a range of critical care patients from multiple specialities across our intensive care and high dependency units. Pharmacy support daily ICU ward rounds and are seen as the experts in medicines management. This support has been vital during the Covid-19 pandemic where pharmacists have been able to appraise emerging evidence, risk assess and manage the introduction of unusual drug regimes and provide training and support to redeployed staff.

In addition the pharmacy team have built strong links with our critical care outreach and acute pain teams and are seen as a key part of the MDT approach to continuing patient care.

Electronic prescribing has recently been implemented within critical care at the Queen's site and is recognised as an important step in improving safe prescribing. Pharmacy have been key to the implementation and continue to provide support.

Whilst this post is based at the Queen's hospital site the successful candidate will work closely with critical care colleagues at the Royal Derby site to promote harmonisation of practice and provide peer support.

Main duties of the job

  • Work closely with Clinicians and Nursing colleagues to support and promote the safe and effective use of medicines within critical care as well as ensuring the cost effective use of resources.
  • Lead, deliver, and develop pharmacy services to Critical Care in accordance with national priorities and local objectives.
  • Support the development of rotational pharmacists and trainee pharmacists.
  • You will act as a senior member of the pharmacy team at Queen's hospital assisting with management of day to day operational duties as required.
  • Work closely with colleagues across UHDB to support development of critical care services.
  • You will act as a line manager for designated band 7 pharmacists.
  • Actively participate within the regional critical care network to facilitate harmonisation of practises and share learning.

Closing date of applications - 5 July 2022

Interview date - 19 & 20 July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Professional registration

Essential criteria
  • GPhC registration
Desirable criteria
  • RPSGB membership

Clinical experience

Essential criteria
  • Post graduate clinical diploma or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable post registration experience in hospital pharmacy
Desirable criteria
  • Experience / interest in critical care / theatres

Leadership

Essential criteria
  • Experience of leading teams
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of formal leadership training

Team work

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within MDT

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence decision making at a senior level
Desirable criteria
  • Training in influencing and negotiating skills

Analysis and Judgement

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates advanced clinical reasoning

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Suzanne Smith
Job title
Divisional Lead Pharmacist - Surgery
Email address
suzannesmith3@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788004
Additional information

Suzanne Smith - Divisional Lead Pharmacist - Surgery

Tel: 01332 788004 

Mobile: 07471 140529

Email: suzannesmith3@nhs.net

 

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224